So I got into a slight argument with a math challenged hybrid owner today, The argument was due to the fact that I observed that the payback on owning a hybrid is in the smugness the driver gets to exude since the cost of purchasing and fueling one would not provide a reasonable rate of return in the lifetime of the car.
|Toyota Corolla||Toyota Prius||Miles to equal|
|Cost of Gas||4|
|Total Cost for miles|
|if prius was sold early|
|Miles sold at||60000|
|excess cost for prius||6433.15508|
you can try different cars in the attachment but I am unable to find any evidence that in the normal term of ownership that you would NOT pay far more for a hybid than a normal car.